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Title:
The honest toddler : a child's guide to parenting
Author:
Laditan, Bunmi, author.
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Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scribner, 2013.
Physical Description:
viii, 241 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"Outrageously confident and sweetly indignant, the Honest Toddler tackles everything from preferred toddler foods (unbroken crackers and undiluted juice), sleep- and potty-training methods (none), playdate etiquette (mi casa es not su casa), and the proper response to random aggression at the playground (embrace it--Park justice is messy but swift). The result is a parenting book like no other, one that will leave moms and dads laughing, and maybe crying, as they recognize their own child in the ongoing shenanigans of one bravely honest toddler."--Amazon.com.
Language:
English
Contents:
"Why did you do that?": the ins and outs of toddler behavior and how to leave it alone -- Parenting from the heart: ignoring outside influences -- Toddler-approved recipes -- Food shopping guide: what we do and don't need -- Sleep: weaning yourself off it -- Distractions and personal interests: letting them go -- Grooming, dressing, and general hygiene: how to keep your hands to yourself -- Books, television, and games: understanding and spending real money on toddler entertainment -- Special occasions: making them magical for your sweet angel -- Pets: helping your toddler love them tight -- More tips for brief and effective communication with your toddler -- Car etiquette (and places to avoid visiting) -- Breakdown of popular toddler trends, from amber necklaces to jeggings, and why you should avoid them -- Green snot: how to treat your toddler's illnesses -- The long hello: birth -- Good times: vacationing with your toddler -- Parents and their dangerous vices: learning self-control -- Potty training simplified/eliminated.
ISBN:
9781476733715

9781476734774
Format :
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An irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny parenting guide from The Honest Toddler, the Internet's most infamous tot, whose unchecked sense of entitlement and undeniable charm have captivated hundreds of thousands of fans online.

An irreverent, laugh-out-loud funny parenting guide from the Honest Toddler, the Internet's most infamous tot, whose unchecked sense of entitlement and undeniable charm have captivated hundreds of thousands of fans online.

In this antidote to heavy-handed advice books written by parenting "experts" who have gotten too big for size 2T britches, the Honest Toddler provides an indispensable manual to parenting that places the toddler's happiness front and center. Outrageously confident and sweetly indignant, the Honest Toddler tackles everything from preferred toddler foods (unbroken crackers and undiluted juice), sleep- and potty-training methods (none), playdate etiquette ( mi casa es not su casa ), and the proper response to random aggression at the playground (embrace it. Park justice is messy but swift).

The result is a parenting book like no other, one that will leave moms and dads laughing, and maybe crying, as they recognize their own child in the ongoing shenanigans of one bravely honest toddler.


Author Notes

Bunmi Laditan is an avid contributor to Mothering.com, Parenting.com, The Huffington Post and iVillage.com. She enjoys writing about her family and offering advise on raising children. Her titles include: Confessions of a Domestic Failure, The Honest Toddler: A Child's Guide to Parenting, and Toddlers Are A**holes: It's Not Your Fault.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Thanks to large Twitter and Facebook followings, Laditan outed herself as the mind behind The Hon-est Toddler to write a compilation of the cheeky child's musings on ideal parenting methods. Far from being a basic parenting guide, or really any kind of parenting guide, Laditan writes from the perspec-tive of the toddler who is best kept in check with candy and immediate capitulation to any and all de-mands. She nudges parents to take a skeptical view of currently-popular parenting guides and child-rearing techniques while musing on universal experiences of little ones such as the difficulties of ac-cepting mom's alone time and social media's influence on toddler food and clothing: "When you shower alone, you hurt your toddler's feelings and damage her spirit," and "Pinterest not only distracts parents from their number one job, it directly hurts toddlers by threatening their lifestyles." Her self-indulgent little angel is also unremittingly anti-infant and discourages the acquisition of them. Laditan also offers realistic problem-solving techniques and snappy answers for questions that are bound to come up again and again. Parents who can recognize the absurdity and humor in everyday life-and are comfortable with their roles and choices-will laugh out loud. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Twitterer @TheHonestToddler has been a sensation for over a year now, doling out advice to parents from a toddler's perspective. Subjects range from tantrums to special occasions to pets. For example, "Fish are quitters with weak spirits; They do not enjoy juice or hugs; If you feed a fish too much, it'll stop swimming with any kind of enthusiasm and go with the tide." Entries have the style of an overeducated, sarcastic brat in diapers, who pulls out the binky for the sole purpose of delivering an insult, echoing a fatalistic print version of the film Look Who's Talking. VERDICT Some "advice" is funnier than others, and this is unessential from a collection development standpoint. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.